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Otto Duke papers on the F. C. Torkelson Company, 1946-1975

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1536 Series 8

Scope and Contents

Includes diagrams and materials dealing with projects for the F. C. Torkelson Co., such as expense records, operating costs, Bailey Meter Co., limestone crushing plant, electric mine hoists, Kennecott Mill reports, Ferron Canyon Coal job, Hayden Smelter (Arizona), Smelter emissions control, and more from 1946-1975.


  • 1946-1975


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Otto Duke papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

Otto Duke (1899-1983) was a mechanical engineer in the western United States.

Born in 1899, Otto Duke was educated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. He worked as an instructor in that program in the 1930s, and later served as the secretary-treasurer of the Intermountain Alumni Association of the Theta Tau fraternity there. During his career in mining engineering, Duke worked with numerous mining companies,including the United States Smelting, Refining, and Mining Co. in Alaska, Chicago, and the western states; F.C. Torkelson Co. in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Alaska; Utah Construction and Stearns-Roger in Tucson, Arizona; Allis Chalmers, Traylor Engineering and Manufacturing, Columbia Steel Co., and Geneva Works; as well as the U.S. Naval Supply Depot in Clearfield, Utah. Duke died in 1983.


8 oversize folders

2 folders

3 boxes

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